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Makhane ki Kheer

Ashvini Singh
5 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1 People
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ABOUT Makhane ki Kheer RECIPE

Rich in protein and calcium, makhana or fox-nut combines beautifully with low-fat milk to make a creamy and delicious kheer. A lacing of nutmeg powder and saffron lends an aesthetic touch to the Kheer.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Indian
  • Roasting
  • Boiling
  • Dessert
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 1

  1. 1 cup lotus seeds (makhanas)
  2. 1 tsp ghee
  3. 4 1/2 cups low-fat milk , 99.7% fat-free
  4. 1 tbsp sugar 
  5. a few saffron (kesar) strands
  6. 1/4 tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
  7. For The Garnish
  8. pistachio slivers


  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the lotus seeds and sauté on a slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till they turn crisp.
  2. Remove from the flame and blend the lotus seeds into a coarse mixture. Keep aside.
  3. Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan, add the sugar and coarsely crushed lotus seeds. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the saffron and the nutmeg powder. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Garnish with pistachio slivers and serve immediately.

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